Foundation and Pre-Masters courses in the UK


Foundation courses in the UK are for international students who have finished their high school exams, but have completed less than 13 years of education and want to study a degree in the UK.

Why study a foundation or pre-masters course?

  • Foundation and pre-masters programmes are designed to fill in academic gaps, improve your English and familiarise you with UK life and culture
  • Successful completion can lead to a guaranteed UK university offer
  • Start dates are available throughout the year

If you need to prepare for a full degree at a UK university, the following foundation and pre-masters providers will be at the UK University Fair to meet international students. Register for free entry today!

Best foundation providers in the UK

Cambridge Education Group

Cambridge Education Group has been helping international students achieve entry into UK universities for over 55 years. CEG provides pre-university education to more than 4,000 students from over 95 countries and is a leading provider of academic, creative and English language programmes in the UK.

  • Gain direct access through CEG to universities such as: Birkbeck and Royal Holloway.


At INTO you can choose from A-levels, foundation, international year one, graduate diploma, pre-masters or an English language course to help prepare you for study at one of 11 partner universities or a study centre which opens doors to over 90+ institutions!

INTO guarantee to find you a place to study on an appropriate degree and university if you successfully complete your programme, follow professional advice offered by INTO staff and meet minimum attendance requirements.

  • INTO partner universities include: City, University of London and University of Manchester.


Navitas English language and pathway programmes ensure students are given the extra support and assistance needed to succeed at a higher education level. In the UK, domestic students are able to enrol in Navitas colleges to take advantage of the supportive environment to enhance their academic potential.

  • Navitas offers a wide range of foundation and pre-masters programmes to ten UK universities, including: Edinburgh Napier and Brunel University London.

Kings Education

Kings Education has colleges in London, Oxford, Brighton and Bournemouth and they offer two unique programmes. The Advanced Level Foundation is an undergraduate pathway based on the A-level syllabuses and taught by A-level teachers, while the Graduate Preparation Programme leads directly to 12 highly-ranked UK university partners.

  • Kings Education progression universities include: Aston University and Oxford Brookes.

Apply to study in the UK

If you want to learn more about studying a foundation or pre-masters in the UK, register for free entry to the UK University Fair today!

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